Woman assaulted during bag snatch attempt

A man has tried to snatch a woman’s handbag during a late night assault in Derry’s Waterside.

Police say the woman was assaulted in the early hours of Thursday.

“A 24-year-old woman was walking through Lincoln Courts at about 2.20am when she was assaulted by a male who tried to steal her handbag but failed. She received injuries to her face but did not require hospital treatment,” the spokeswoman said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0845 600 8000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111